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The Houston Astros had their franchise record tying 12 game winning streak snapped by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, losing 2-1 in front of 37,414 fans.

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Galveston and Texas City bring communities together with Juneteenth parades and celebrations. Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This was two years after Abraham Lincoln issued and enforced the Emancipatio…

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On Thursday evening, Galveston Progressive Connection with representatives from the League of United Latin American Citizens led a march to oppose the separation of children from their families at the U.S. Mexico border on the seawall. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has invoked a zero-tolera…

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The Houston Astros snapped a three game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night in front of 30,361 fans.

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Friendswood graduated 516 Mustang seniors at Don Coleman Community Coliseum in Houston on Saturday afternoon. Commencement was filled with songs by the choir, speeches, a slam poem, the presentation of a class gift and special music. Superintendent Thad Roher complimented on the graduates fo…

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St. George's Episcopal Church invited the public to come paint signs of hope for Galveston County on Friday. St. George's has been painting signs with the word "hope" for people affected by Hurricane Harvey for many months. In response to the violence in Santa Fe two Friday's ago, many organ…

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Hitchcock High School graduated over 70 seniors at Abundant Life Christian Church on Friday night. Friends and families filled the room as red robes crossed the stage for their high school diplomas. The faculty put together a short slide show for the seniors to watch at commencement to celeb…

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Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8248 teamed up with community volunteers to honor deceased veterans by placing American flags on their grave markers Saturday, May 28, 2018. The annual event was part of area Memorial Day weekend observances. In total, over 3,000 flags were pl…

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Family and friends of O'Connell College Preparatory School graduates filled The Grand 1894 Opera House for their Commencement ceremony Thursday, May 24, 2018. More than 80 scholarships from colleges, universities and organizations totaling more than $900,000 were presented to the graduates d…

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Over 700 Dickinson students walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas on Tuesday night. Students were adorned with regalia, honors stoles and a green ribbon in honor of Santa Fe during commencement at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Early in the school year,…

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Sunday held its regular 11 a.m. service. In attendance were members and visitors. Also attending the service was the family of Jared Black, a Santa Fe High School student who, with nine other people, was fatally shot Friday at the school.

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Santa Fe students and employees were bussed back to Santa Fe High School from Santa Fe Junior High, which is still an active crime scene on Saturday, May 19, 2018. On Friday morning, a gunman killed 10 people and injured many more in a deadly mass shooting. Although still grappling with loss…

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Clear Springs shared their Region III-6A quarterfinal victory with Santa Fe students on Friday night. Santa Fe High School went into lockdown after a tragic mass shooting early Friday morning. Ten students and adults have been pronounced dead with many other injured and receiving treatment. 

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College of the Mainland graduates received their associate degrees, certificates, and awards Saturday during Commencement ceremonies at the Abundant Life Center in La Marque. More than 900 students were scheduled to receive 948 awards during the two scheduled ceremonies. 

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Students of all ages graduated from Galveston College with various associate's degrees and certificates on Friday, May 11, 2018. The Galveston Island Convention Center was filled with friends and family supporting the graduates as they walked across the stage. 

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The Houston Dash came away with a 1-1 draw after playing the Portland Thorns at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday. The Thorns dominated possession, but Kyah Simon saved the day with a goal in the second half. The 1-3-3 Dash will be facing the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday in Chicago.

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Clear Springs and George Ranch went to extra innings Saturday night to determine the winner of a Region III-6A bi-district playoff series. Behind a tenth inning home run by Tyler Hendrickson the Chargers defeated the Longhorns 4-3 and advance to face Deer Park in the next round.

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Houston starter Justin Verlander pitched eight shutout innings before reliever Ken Giles blew the game in the ninth allowing the Yankees to beat the Astros 4-0 in front of 34,386 fans on Tuesday night.

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Galveston officially welcomed the summer season with the 10th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue at the Hotel Galvez and Spa on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  The event celebrates the city's storied past with classic automobiles, live music and the showcase event, the Bathing Beauties Contest, …

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Students prepare for the Steer Show at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo on Tuesday. To prepare, owners must wash and dry their steers and make sure they are energized for the show. Many Galveston County schools have been featured throughout the rodeo, but the most students have been fro…

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Sting Creek was awash in yellow Saturday as 5,000 rubber ducks floated down waterway located next to the Simpson Education Support Center for the Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future's 11th annual Youthfest and Duck Derby. The derby raised more than $30,000 for th…

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32,129 fans watched the Astros defeat the Rangers 3-2 on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Houston starter Gerrit Cole struck out 14 batters and George Springer hit his second leadoff home run off Texas starter Cole Hamels this seaon.

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The Houston Astros beat the San Diego Padres in extra innings and walk-off fashion Saturday night in front 42,306 fans, some of whom had camped out since 7:00 a.m. to receive a replica World Series championship ring.

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Five tall ships have joined the Elissa for Galveston's first tall ships festival on Thursday. The festival was kicked off with a parade of the six vessels along the Gulf Coast. Thousands of spectators watched from Seawall and prepared for a weekend full of events on Harborside Drive. The Gal…

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As spring rolls by and the island prepares for summer, tourists flock to the island in small droves. The Strand gives visitors a chance to experience the island while not getting sand stuck between their toes. Many of the tours Galveston offers begin near The Strand, including a popular ghos…

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The Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 in the first game at Minute Maid Park since winning the 2017 World Series in front of a crowd of 42,675.

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Tourists and locals alike came to the East End in Galveston to fish, watch the barges and play near the water on a mild Friday. This holiday weekend brings many visitors to the island and weather is predicted to be warm and sunny. The weather is great to enjoy an Easter-egg hunt or just loun…

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Clear Springs wins the Region 3 Bi-District playoff game against Pearland Dawson Thursday night. The game was close, but the Chargers came out on top 1-0. The Chargers finished their regular season 12-0-2 in District 24-6A. They will be playing the winner of the game between Atascosita and Dobie.

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Thousands crowd Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque for the annual Big Ass Crawfish Bash on Saturday. Live music filled ears while people consumed all-you-can-eat crawfish from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. In 2017, the Big Ass Crawfish Bash was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the world's larges…

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On Saturday, locals and visitors alike came to Galveston beaches to enjoy the sun and surf. As spring break for many Texas students begins this weekend, Galveston will get a glimpse of how tourism season will treat the island. The park board expects people to be more motivated to go to the b…

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Mardi Gras revelers were met with overcast skies and temperatures in the 40s Sunday as the second weekend of Galveston's Mardi Gras came to a close. Thousands of beads were thrown during the three family-friendly parades. The Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade started…

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Thousands of people gathered throughout Galveston to watch the Knights of Momus parade on Saturday night. The Knights of Momus dates back to 1871 on Galveston Island and they live up to their name. Colorful, themed floats brought awe and many beads to the streets. Revelers yelled and jumped …